Journal Article

Unilateral renal cystic disease in adults

Dae Yeon Hwang, Curie Ahn, Jung Geon Lee, Seung Hyup Kim, Ha Young Oh, Yong Yim Kim, E. S. Lee, Jin Suk Han, Suhnggwon Kim and Jung Sang Lee

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 14, issue 8, pages 1999-2003
Published in print August 1999 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online August 1999 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/14.8.1999
Unilateral renal cystic disease in adults

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Unilateral renal cystic disease (URCD) is morphologically indistinguishable from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) except for its unilaterality. Unlike ADPKD, URCD patients show neither a genetic background nor progressive deterioration in renal function; thus, the differential diagnosis of URCD from ADPKD is important. Only a few cases of URCD have been reported. This study reports two cases of URCD in adults together with a literature review. We identified these two cases using abdominal computerized tomography and family screening with renal ultrasonography.

Keywords: autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease; unilateral renal cystic disease

Journal Article.  2459 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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